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The general public and MCAO members are invited to visit the Observatory on select Monday evenings at 8PM for Public Night programs.  These programs include discussions and illustrated talks on astronomy, planetarium programs and offer the opportunity to view the planets, moon and other objects through the telescope, weather permitting.  Due to limited parking and seating at the observatory, admission is by reservation only. 

Public Night attendance is limited to adults and students 5th grade and above. If you are interested in making reservations for a public night, you can contact us by calling 302-654-6407 between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm Monday through Friday.  Or you can email us any time at KimGreenmcao@gmail.com.  Please be aware that any emails or phone calls received after 1pm, on the day of an event, will not receive reservations, as we are only in the office until 1pm.   The public nights will be presented even if the weather does not permit observation through the telescope. The admission fees are $3 for adults and $2 for children.  There is no admission cost for MCAO members, but reservations are still required.  If you are interested in becoming a MCAO member, please see the link for membership.  We also offer family memberships.

Family Nights are scheduled from late spring to early fall on Friday nights at 8:30PM. These programs are opportunities for families with younger children to see and learn about astronomy by looking at and enjoying the sky and its wonders.  It is meant to teach young children from ages 6-12 about astronomy in simple terms they can really understand. Reservations are required and admission fees are $3 for adults and $2 for children.

*Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions as the observations are outdoors. Clear skies will result in chilly to cold conditions even during the warmer months.

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Date

Time

Host

Topic

Monday, January 8, 2018

8:00 PM

Judi Provencal

" Intergalactic Interlopers"

Cancelled due to inclement weather

Monday, January 22, 2018

8:00 PM

Greg Weaver

"Viewing of the 2017 Eclipse and Discussion of the Next Eclipse"

Monday, February 5, 2018

8:00 PM

Scott Jackson

"Volcanoes in the Solar System"

Monday, February 19, 2018

8:00 PM

Hank Bouchelle

"Light and Stars"

SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE

Monday, March 5, 2018

8:00 PM

Sheila Vincent

"Tales of the Night Sky"

Monday, March 19, 2018

8:00 PM

Stan Owocki

"The Universe and You (in verse)”

Monday, April 9, 2018

8:00 PM

Hank Bouchelle

"Care and Feeding of Planispheres"

Monday, April 23, 2018

8:00 PM

Véronique Petit

"Massive Stars the Powerhouses of Our Galaxy" 

Friday, April 27, 2018

8:00 PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

Monday, May 7, 2018

8:00 PM

Hank Bouchelle

"The Moon as a Clock"

Friday, May 11, 2018

8:00 PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

Monday, May 21, 2018

8:00 PM

Paul Stratton

"From Big Bang to Solar System"

SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE

Monday, June 4, 2018

8:30 PM

Bennett Maruca

"The Solar Wind: From the Sun to the Earth and Beyond"

Monday, June 18. 2018

8:30 PM

Amy Hornberger

"The Goldilocks Zone and Astrobiology"

Friday, June 22, 2018

8:30 PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

Monday, July 9, 2018

8PM

Greg Weaver

 A Night at the Planetarium

Friday, July 20, 2018

8:30PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE

Monday, July 23, 2018

8PM

Amy Hornberger

Who Was Charles Messier?

Monday, August 6, 2018

8PM

Carolyn Stankiewicz

Astrology Versus Astronomy: Common Roots Different Paths

***Cancelled***

Friday,  August 17, 2018

8:30PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE

Monday, August 20, 2018

8PM

Jeff Lawrence

Common Misconceptions (and interesting facts) About the Moon

Monday, September 10, 2018

8PM

Sheila Vincent

Tales of the Night Sky

Friday, September 21, 2018

8PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE

Monday, September 24, 2018

8PM

Judi Provencal

The Golden Age of Citizen Astronomy

Monday, October 8, 2018

8PM

Scott Jackson

Galileo's Universe

Friday, October 19, 2018

8PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

Monday, October 22, 2018

8PM

Greg Lee

Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

Monday, November 5, 2018

8PM

Stan Owocki

Winds that Sail on Starlight

Friday, November 16, 2018

7:30PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

Monday, November 19, 2018

8PM

John Gizis

Brown Dwarfs: Failed Stars and Super-Jupiters

Monday, December 3, 2018

8PM

Hank Bouchelle

Astronomy Within The Night before Christmas

Thursday, December 6, 2018

7PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

Monday, December 17, 2018

8PM

Scott Jackson

Christmas Star

Friday, December 21, 2018

8PM

Scott Jackson

Christmas Star

 

 

 

 

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